STRUGGLING TO LET GO
Despite everything, Lisa, who refuses to remove her wedding ring, is struggling to come to terms with the fact their 11-year marriage is over.
A source close to Lisa exclusively told Woman, ‘She isn’t ready to take her ring off – in her eyes that would mean admitting her marriage is over for good – and she’s just not there yet.’
In fact, Lisa has told close pals she thinks Ant will come running back to her and the pair will get back together. ‘She thinks the fact he’s now hit rock bottom will push him back to her and that he wasn’t thinking straight when he filed for divorce. Lisa thinks that, deep down, he wants her back and once he’s out of rehab, they can rekindle.’
A picture of her, Ant and their dog still sits on her Twitter page. ‘Lisa really thinks she could have helped to save him…’ the friend says. ‘But those close to Ant insist their struggling marriage was only making his problems worse.’
The pair were together for 24 years before Ant called time on their marriage and, despite his demons, which caused ‘mood swings and depression’ after a botched knee op, she stood by him. The insider adds, ‘It was clear there were problems that were getting her down, but she didn’t want to give up on Ant’ While Ant was said to be ‘re-evaluating’ their marriage once he returned home from rehab in 2017, Lisa was ‘determined’ to save it. A tweet liked by her reiterates these feelings: You will come through the darkness and be brighter and stronger than you went in… You've done absolutely nothing wrong apart from be a loving wife. Our insider says, ‘Lisa can’t help but cling to happy memories and the dream that somehow things could be different.’
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The couple were married for 11 years